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What it Measures

Places children on a continuum of attachment difficulties

Minimum Age
?

Maximum Age
?

Domains/Subscales
“4 Categories:
-Minimal Attachment Issues
-Attachment Problems
-Moderate Attachment Disorder (threshold for probable diagnosis of RAD)
-Significant Attachment Disorder”

Number of Items
40

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
https://www.jaspermountain.org/adasr_brochure.pdf

Reviewer Notes
I wasn’t able to find the age range for this measure or really read much about it at all online as so many materials are behind paywall.

What it Measures

Treatment effectiveness or how well a child with autism is doing over time

Minimum Age
?

Maximum Age
?

Domains/Subscales
“I. Speech/Language Communication (14 items);
II. Sociability (20 items);
III. Sensory/ Cognitive Awareness (18 items);
IV. Health/Physical/Behavior (25 items).”

Number of Items
77

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
https://www.autism.org/autism-treatment-evaluation-checklist/

Reviewer Notes

 

What it Measures

Broad survey of the behaviors and emotions of children and adolescents

Minimum Age
2

Maximum Age
21

Domains/Subscales
Clinical Scales on the TRS and PRS include Aggression, Anxiety, Attention Problems, Atypicality, Conduct Problems, Depression, Hyperactivity, Learning Problems, Somatization, and Withdrawal. Adaptive Scales on the TRS and PRS include Activities of Daily Living, Adaptability, Functional Communication, Leadership, Social Skills, and Study Skills. Content Scales include: Anger Control, Bullying, Developmental Social Disorders, Emotional Self-Control, Executive Functioning, Negative Emotionality, and Resiliency. Several Probability, Impairment, and Executive Functioning Indexes are also available, including the Clinical Probability Index, EBD Probability Index, Autism Probability Index, ADHD Probability Index, Functional Impairment Index, Executive Functioning Indexes (Problem-Solving, Attentional Control, Behavioral Control, Emotional Control, and Overall).

Number of Items
Approx 105-150, depending on version

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
https://www.pearsonassessments.com/store/usassessments/en/Store/Professional-Assessments/Behavior/Comprehensive/Behavior-Assessment-System-for-Children-%7C-Third-Edition-/p/100001402.html

Reviewer Notes
Ages 2-21 (TRC and PRS); 6 to college (SRP)

 

What it Measures

Executive function in home and school environments

Minimum Age
5

Maximum Age
18

Domains/Subscales
Three index scores for Behavior Regulation, Emotion Regulation, and Cognitive Regulation, which are broken down further into subscales:

Number of Items
86

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
https://www.wpspublish.com/brief-2-behavior-rating-inventory-of-executive-function-second-edition

Reviewer Notes
The BRIEF-A is for adults, 18-90.

What it Measures

Potentially traumatic events and posttraumatic stress symptoms (DSM5)

Minimum Age
3

Maximum Age
17

Domains/Subscales
“Traumatic events (15 items)
DSM-5 PTSD symptoms (20 items)
Psychosocial functioning (5 items)”

Number of Items
40

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
https://istss.org/clinical-resources/child-trauma-assessments/child-and-adolescent-trauma-screen-(cats)

Reviewer Notes
“AgesL 3-6 (caregiver-report)
7-17 (caregiver-report or self-report)”

What it Measures

Behavioral and emotional problems in children/adolescents; sometimes used as diagnostic screener

Minimum Age
1.5

Maximum Age
18

Domains/Subscales
“Composite Scores:
-Internalizing Problems
-Externalizing Problems
Total Social Competence:
-Activities
-Social
-School
Syndrome Scales:
-Anxious/Depressed
-Withdrawn/Depressed
-Somatic Complaints
-Social Problem
-Thought Problems
-Attention Problems
-Rule-Breaking Behavior
-Aggressive Behavior
DSM-Oriented Scales:
-Affective Problems
-Anxiety Problems
-Somatic Problems
-Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Problems
-Oppositional Defiant Problems
-Conduct Problems”

Number of Items
~113

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
https://web.archive.org/web/20130807032716/http://www.aseba.org/ordering/howtoorder.html

Reviewer Notes
Different forms depending on who is completing the measure (TRF for teachers; YSR for self-report)

What it Measures

Wide range of behavioral, emotional, social, and academic issues in youth. Scales also included to assess DSM diagnostic criteria.

Minimum Age
?

Maximum Age
?

Domains/Subscales
“10 DSM-IV-TR Symptom Scales:
-ADHD Inattentive Type
-ADHD Hyperactive/Impulsive Type
-Conduct Disorder
-Oppositional Defiant Disorder
-Major Depressive Episode
-Manic Episode
-Generalized Anxiety Disorder
-Separation Anxiety Disorder
-Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
-Social Phobia
7 Content Scales:
-Emotional Distress
-Aggressive Behaviors
-Academic Difficulties
-Hyperactivity/Impulsivity
-Separation Fears
-Violence Potential
-Physical Symptoms”

Number of Items
117

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
https://www.statisticssolutions.com/conners-comprehensive-behavior-rating-scales-cbrs/

Reviewer Notes

 

What it Measures

ADHD symptoms. The 10 best predictive items differentiating kids with ADHD from the general population, from Conners’ Rating Scales–Revised, parent and teacher rating scales.

Minimum Age
6

Maximum Age
18

Domains/Subscales
“Subscales:
-Restless-Impulsivity
-Emotional Liability
-Conners 3GI Total”

Number of Items
10

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
https://aznaturalhealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/CGI-Parent-Form.pdf

Reviewer Notes

 

What it Measures

Thorough assessment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its most common comorbid problems and disorders in children and adolescents

Minimum Age
6

Maximum Age
18

Domains/Subscales
“(CPRS-Revised) seven-factor model
Cognitive Problems, Oppositional, Hyperactivity-Impulsivity, Anxious-Shy, Perfectionism, Social Problems, and Psychosomatic.
(CTRS-Revised) six-factor structure
Hyperactivity-Impulsivity, Perfectionism, Inattention/Cognitive Problems, Social Problems, Oppositionality, and Anxious/Shy factors.”

Number of Items
“Full length form: 99 items
Short forms: 45 items for parent-report, 41 items for teacher-report or self report”

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
“https://storefront.mhs.com/collections/conners-3

https://www.pearsonassessments.com/store/usassessments/en/Store/Professional-Assessments/Behavior/Comprehensive/Conners-3rd-Edition/p/100000523.html?tab=overview”

Reviewer Notes
“6-18 (parent or teacher report)
8-18 (youth self-report)”

What it Measures

Current frequency and severity of disruptive behaviors in the home, as well as the extent to which parents find the behavior troublesome

Minimum Age
2

Maximum Age
16

Domains/Subscales
“Intensity
Problem”

Number of Items
36

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
https://www.parinc.com/products/pkey/97

Reviewer Notes

 

What it Measures

Callous and unemotional traits in youth

Minimum Age
3

Maximum Age
21

Domains/Subscales
“3 Subscales:
-Callousness
-Unemotional
-Uncaring”

Number of Items
24

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
http://labs.uno.edu/developmental-psychopathology/ICU.html

Reviewer Notes

 

What it Measures

The MDQ is a brief, self-rated screening tool for bipolar disorder developed by a team of psychiatrists, researchers, and consumer advocates. The MDQ screens for bipolar disorder (which includes bipolar I, bipolar II, and bipolar NOS). There is also a Mood Disorder Questionnaire-Adolescent Version for use in adolescent population.

Minimum Age
11

Maximum Age
99

Domains/Subscales
The first 13 items on the measure ask about any manic/hypomanic symptoms that may have occurred during one’s lifetime. These items are based on the DSM-IV criteria for bipolar disorder. 

Number of Items
17

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
“https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC314375/
https://www.psychiatrist.com/jcp/mental/child/validation-mood-disorder-questionnaire-bipolar-disorders/
https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ajp.157.11.1873
https://www.cebc4cw.org/assessment-tool/the-mood-disorder-questionnaire/”

Reviewer Notes
The MDQ was originally developed for the adult population, but an adolescent self-score and caregiver version are also available. For the adolescent version, a score of 5 or more items on the parent version yielded a sensitivity of 0.72 and specificity of 0.81, which were superior to self and attributional versions.

What it Measures

Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder.

Minimum Age
3

Maximum Age
18

Domains/Subscales

Number of Items

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
See Greene, Ablon, Goring et al., 2004., for a description of the measure that will allow you to re-create it.

Reviewer Notes
See notes for “DBD Rating Scale; DBDRS”

What it Measures

Screener to assess total “psychosocial dysfunction”

Minimum Age
11

Maximum Age
23

Domains/Subscales
Attention Subscale; Anxiety/Depression (Internalizing) Subscale; Conduct (Externalizing) Subscale

Number of Items
35 or 17

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
http://psc.partners.org/psc_order.htm; https://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/treatments-and-services/pediatric-symptom-checklist

Reviewer Notes
In addition to the original 35-item parent-reported questionnaire, there are translations into more than two dozen other languages, a youth self-report, a pictorial version and a shorter 17-item version for both parents and youth. As with all screening measures, this measure should not be used to assess change over time.

What it Measures

Dimensions of aggression in youth

Minimum Age
10

Maximum Age
18

Domains/Subscales
“4 Dimensions of Aggression
-Reactive Overt
-Reactive Relational
-Proactive Overt
-Proactive Relational”

Number of Items
40 (brief version has 20 items)

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
https://sites01.lsu.edu/faculty/pfricklab/pcs/

Reviewer Notes

 

What it Measures

“Assess pure domain scores of anger, depression, or anxiety (Items based on comprehensive literature reviews and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria)”

Minimum Age
11

Maximum Age
17

Domains/Subscales
“Each Measure (Depression, Anger, and Anxiety) can be converted to T-Scores:
-None to slight
-Mild
-Moderate
-Severe”

Number of Items
“Depression 14
Anger: 6
Anxiety: 13″

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/practice/dsm/educational-resources/assessment-measures

Reviewer Notes

 

 

What it Measures

Brief assessment questionnaire for a range of youth mental health problems and prosocial behavior

Minimum Age
2

Maximum Age
21

Domains/Subscales
“Total Difficulties Score
5 Scales:
-Emotional Symptoms
-Conduct Problems
-Hyperactivity/Inattention
-Peer Relationship Problems
-Prosocial Behavior
Impact Supplement”

Number of Items
“25
(not including impact supplement)”

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
https://www.sdqinfo.com/

Reviewer Notes

 

What it Measures

Cognitive strengths and weaknesses in five domains; aids in treatment planning.

Minimum Age
4

Maximum Age
21

Domains/Subscales
“Thinking Skills Categories
‘-Language and Communication
-Attention and Working Memory
-Emotion – and Self-Regulation
-Cognitive Flexibility
-Social Thinking”

Number of Items
27

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
https://19xpb73glq559i6li1ymlud1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/TSI_research-10.2014.pdf

Reviewer Notes

 

What it Measures

Assesses a child’s experience of a variety of potential traumatic events including current and previous injuries, hospitalizations, domestic violence, community violence, disasters, accidents, physical abuse, and sexual abuse.

Minimum Age
6

Maximum Age
18

Domains/Subscales

Number of Items
24

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
“https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/assessment/documents/TESI-C.pdf
https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/assessment/documents/tesi-parent.pdf
https://www.psychtools.info/tesi/ “

Reviewer Notes
6-18 years (TESI-C); Birth-6 (TESI-PRR)

 

 

What it Measures

Designed to measure adaptive behavior and functioning of individuals.

Minimum Age
0

Maximum Age
90

Domains/Subscales
“5 Main Domains with subdomains (Add for composite adaptive behavior score):
-Communication (Receptive, Expressive, Written)
-Daily Living Skills (Personal, Domestic, Community)
-Socialization (Interpersonal Relationships, Play and Leisure Time, Coping Skills)
-Motor Skills (Gross Motor, Fine Motor)
-Maladaptive Behaviors (Maladaptive Behavior Index, Maladaptive Behavior Critical Items, Adaptive Behavior Composite)”

Number of Items

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
https://www.ualberta.ca/community-university-partnership/media-library/community-university-partnership/resources/tools—assessment/vinelandjune-2012.pdf

Reviewer Notes
20 – 60 minutes (depending on interview format or rating form)

What it Measures

A screener for caregiver-reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder among young children.

Minimum Age
?

Maximum Age
?

Domains/Subscales
“Intrusion Symptoms
Avoidance or Negative alterations in Cognition & Mood
Alterations in Arousal & Reactivity
Overall Diagnosis Level
Functional Impairement”

Number of Items
42

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
https://www.ncchildtreatmentprogram.org/impact/cpp-cohort-1/young-child-ptsd-checklist-ycpc/

Reviewer Notes

 

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